[CAPTURED] Escaped Inmate in Mendocino County



UPDATE 9/23: Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Press Release:

On 09-22-2014 at 07:53 PM an officer with the Ukiah Police Department located and arrested Brett Edward Harlan in the 300 block of East Gobbi Street in Ukiah, California.

Harlan was returned to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked on an additional open charge of Escape and he was to be held in lieu of $175,000.00 bail.


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Mendocino County Sheriff press release:

On 09-16-2014 at approximately 7:00 PM Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to contacted Mendocino County Jail staff regarding the escape of an inmate.

When Deputies arrived Jail staff advised that on 09-16-2014 the inmate, Brett Edward Harlan, was taken to the Mendocino County Superior Court to petition for a temporary 4-hour release pass, so he could visit a sick relative.

The pass was granted and Harlan was released, but he was ordered to return to the Mendocino County Jail on 09-16-2014 at 4:00 PM.

Harlan subsequently did not return by the listed date/time to surrender himself to Mendocino County Jail staff and he is now considered an Escaped Inmate.

Deputies contacted Harlan’s family members in an attempt to return him to the Mendocino County Jail.

Deputies learned Harlan informed family members after his release that he would not go back to jail or surrender himself as had been previously ordered by the court.

Deputies continued their searched for Harlan and followed up on leads but they could not locate him as hoped.

Harlan is believed to be hiding in the areas of Willits or Redwood Valley and should be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Harlan is urged to call 9-1-1 or the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center at 707-463-4086.

Harlan is described as being a 56-year-old white male adult, standing 6-feet tall and weighing 220 pounds.

Harlan has a shaved head and a tattoo of “Shirley’ across the upper front chest area near the neck line.  Harlan also has a tattoo on the right side of the neck below the ear, a tattoo on back of his head and has a prosthetic right leg.

Harlan had been in custody in the Mendocino County Jail on the following charges from 09-04-2014 until his court ordered release on 09-16-2014:

10851(a) CVC – Theft of a motor vehicle

273.6(a) PC – Violation of a court order

2800.2(a) CVC – Evading a peace officer

245(c) PC – Assault on a peace officer

11377(a) HS – Possession of a controlled substance

1203.2 PC – Violation of probation


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